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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,194,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 24,094,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 578,000

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