Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 922,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 922,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 878,924

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 922,500

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13110 records found.