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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 351,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 351,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 904,749

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 351,000

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13110 records found.