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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 395,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 408,525

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 341,315

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 395,450

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13110 records found.