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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 8,749,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,335,349

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 Corporate Advised 2018 400
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 341,767

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,073,074

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