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)
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
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,574

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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 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,685,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,574

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13110 records found.