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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,529,250

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 274,400

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13110 records found.