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)
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 231,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 231,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,297,807

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 297,250

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