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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco 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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 326,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,400

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13110 records found.