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)
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 918,850

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 918,850

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 236,900

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 918,850

Pages

13110 records found.