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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,978,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,978,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,285,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,978,750

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13110 records found.