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)
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 661,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 661,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Enables DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,550,765

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 661,900

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13280 records found.