Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 425,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 425,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,870,840

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 425,000

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13110 records found.