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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 923,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 923,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of the Arts PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 458,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 923,050

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13110 records found.