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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 814,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,600

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13110 records found.