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)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,055,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,055,000

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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 475,000
University of the Arts PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 603,460

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,055,000

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13110 records found.