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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,351,143

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,387,200

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13110 records found.