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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,409,648

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,409,648

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 857,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,409,648

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13110 records found.