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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 648,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 413,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,527,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,650

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13110 records found.