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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media 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
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,156,450

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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 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,156,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 101,750

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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 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,156,450

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13110 records found.