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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 838,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 838,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,572,494

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 838,550

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13110 records found.