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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,546,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,546,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 642,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,546,900

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13280 records found.