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
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,807,350

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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
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,807,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 406,100

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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
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,807,350

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13110 records found.