Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,175,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,502,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 2,070,334

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,502,100

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13110 records found.