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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Childrens Theatre Company N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,277,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 629,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stern Grove Festival Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Univision Communications Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 688,950

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 412,324

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