Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 3,251,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 3,251,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,645,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 3,251,625

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13110 records found.