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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara 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
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 251,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 251,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 64,964

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 251,600

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13110 records found.