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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 892,173

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 892,173

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
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
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,603,065

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 892,173

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13110 records found.