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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,260,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,260,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,421,065

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,260,550

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13110 records found.