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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 791,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 383,600

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13110 records found.