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)
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,573,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,573,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Spy Hop Productions Inc UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Page SUM 483,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,573,250

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13110 records found.