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)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A 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
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc RI Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 470,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 120,150

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13280 records found.