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)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo 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
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,375,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,375,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 24,086,500

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