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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,187,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,143,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 506,575

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,143,200

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13110 records found.