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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 935,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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 Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Page SUM 1,366,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,356,443

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 112,910

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13110 records found.