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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,751,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,250

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13110 records found.