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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 543,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 543,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Page SUM 371,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 543,050

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13110 records found.