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)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 681,049

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 681,049

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 376,640

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 681,049

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13110 records found.