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)
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bishop Museum HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,742,765

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 418,450

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13280 records found.