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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 425,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 425,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,521,298

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 425,700

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13110 records found.