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)
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 424,157

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 424,157

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA 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 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,571,429

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 424,157

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13110 records found.