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)
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 553,265

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 553,265

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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
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 6,386,371

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 553,265

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13110 records found.