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)
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 43,449,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 43,449,983

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,593,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 43,449,983

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13110 records found.