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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc 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 1,250
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,427,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 43,737,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 247,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 43,737,350

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13110 records found.