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)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 123,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 123,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 414,550

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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
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
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 123,800

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13110 records found.