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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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13110 records found.