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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 452,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 354,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,056,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 354,950

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13110 records found.