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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
WACO Theater Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
WACO Theater Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
WACO Theater Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Journalists Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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