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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
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 2,500
Centro Cultural Mexicano N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Page SUM 331,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Centro Cultural Mexicano N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
API Cultural Center, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 628,585

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Centro Cultural Mexicano United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Page SUM 331,275

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13280 records found.