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 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 481,500

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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 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 481,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,250

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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 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 481,500

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13110 records found.