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)
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Storycatchers Theatre N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 449,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Storycatchers Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 449,725

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 260,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Storycatchers Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 449,725

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13280 records found.