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, and corporate 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)
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
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 743,000

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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
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 743,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
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
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
Page SUM 402,375

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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
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 743,000

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13110 records found.