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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,747,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,747,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,113,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,747,400

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13110 records found.