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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 226,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 226,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 7,965,271

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 226,900

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13110 records found.