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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,512,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,512,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,024,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,512,650

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13110 records found.