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)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 8,564,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 8,564,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,008,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 8,564,500

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13110 records found.