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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,739,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,697,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 915,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 139,750

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