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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,408,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,408,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 320,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,837,422

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13110 records found.