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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 66,600

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 66,600

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. WI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of the Cameo CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Music Education Coalition Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 21,874,250

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Page SUM 66,600

Pages

13280 records found.