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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,825

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 1,795,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,825

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13110 records found.