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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 743,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 743,037

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
iSing Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 277,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 743,037

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13280 records found.