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)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 24,119,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 24,119,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 678,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 24,119,850

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13110 records found.