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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 5,989,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 5,989,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teatro Vision CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,215,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Deep Vellum Publishing United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Watsonville Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 5,989,850

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13280 records found.