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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,948,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,948,690

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Eaa Aviation Foundation Inc. WI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Allied Media Projects Inc MI Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,408,733

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,948,690

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13280 records found.