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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 423,900

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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 400
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 423,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 724,190

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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 400
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 423,900

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13110 records found.