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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 891,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 891,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 802,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,141,000

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13110 records found.