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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,891,149

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,891,149

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,415,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,891,149

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13110 records found.