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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, 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 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 1,238,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 727,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 608,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 727,500

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13110 records found.