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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Page SUM 1,813,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Page SUM 1,813,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 44,319,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Page SUM 1,813,500

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13110 records found.