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)
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,434,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,434,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Page SUM 1,495,898

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,434,400

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13110 records found.