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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A 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 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara 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 13,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 455,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,782,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,476,400

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