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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc 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
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 602,024

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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13110 records found.