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)
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Page SUM 620,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 439,424

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13110 records found.