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)
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Dancers Group San Francisco 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
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
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
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
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 8,299,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
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
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum 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 635,750

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13110 records found.