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)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,123,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,148,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Page SUM 7,508,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,166,450

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13110 records found.