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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 303,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,163,864

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 303,700

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13110 records found.