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)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 851,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 1,257,940

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,888,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 1,257,940

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13110 records found.