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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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 145,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,190,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,190,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,637,071

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,190,575

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13110 records found.