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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 601,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 601,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 528,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 601,250

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13110 records found.