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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 371,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,099,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 44,509,133

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,099,000

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13110 records found.