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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 449,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 449,025

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 2,164,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 449,025

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13110 records found.