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)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,624,365

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,624,365

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Build Care Inspire Corp VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Flux Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,089,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,624,365

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13280 records found.