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)
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 226,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 226,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 73,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 226,750

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13110 records found.