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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Azizi Life N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A MT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Azizi Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peoples Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Azizi Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Inner-City Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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