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)
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 24,077,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,550

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13110 records found.