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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 44,196,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 44,196,933

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,718,091

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 44,196,933

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13110 records found.