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)
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 519,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 519,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 364,750

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