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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,181,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,181,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 103,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,181,200

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13110 records found.