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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 435,673

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 3,452,549

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 395,367

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 3,425,799

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