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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc 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 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 3,467,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 3,467,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,163,417

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 3,467,250

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13110 records found.