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)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,431,644

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center of Museum Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 432,950

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13280 records found.