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)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,122,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,122,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 1,891,035

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,122,250

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13110 records found.