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)
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,298,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,298,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA 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
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Page SUM 6,937,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,298,050

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13110 records found.