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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,687,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,687,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,305,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,687,900

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13110 records found.