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)
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,141,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,141,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,879,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,141,474

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13110 records found.