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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 796,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 796,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,843,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 796,450

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13110 records found.