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)
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association 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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,164,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,164,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,713,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,164,875

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13110 records found.