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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 208,660

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 773,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 208,660

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13110 records found.