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 1,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 749,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 749,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,062,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 749,450

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13110 records found.