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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,244,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,244,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,477,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,922,849

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13110 records found.