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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 733,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 733,800

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 733,800

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13110 records found.