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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 833,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,099,150

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 701,210

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,193,165

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13110 records found.