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)
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,047,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,047,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 1,212,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,047,900

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13110 records found.