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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,196,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,196,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,014,565

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,196,100

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13110 records found.