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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
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
Page SUM 1,513,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
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
Page SUM 1,513,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 854,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
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
Page SUM 1,513,350

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13110 records found.