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)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 303,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 303,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Friends of the Cameo CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 635,700

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 303,900

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13280 records found.