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)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 185,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 13,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 166,450

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13110 records found.