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)
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts 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
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
Page SUM 223,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 223,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Asian American Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Page SUM 523,100

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 223,500

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13280 records found.