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, and corporate 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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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