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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,003,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,003,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 197,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,003,100

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13110 records found.