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)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 507,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 507,725

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mannakin Theater and Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peoples Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Underground Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID 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
Page SUM 4,546,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 507,725

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13280 records found.