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)
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 775,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 775,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 422,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 190,300

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13110 records found.