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)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,841,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,841,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,789,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,841,800

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13110 records found.