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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,399,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,399,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 325,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,399,875

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13110 records found.