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)
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 362,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 430,625

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 733,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 430,625

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13110 records found.