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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 983,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 115,235

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13110 records found.