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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
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
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 864,423

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
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
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 864,423

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 921,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
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
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 864,423

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13110 records found.