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, and corporate 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)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,806,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 183,100

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13110 records found.