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)
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 43,854,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Page SUM 43,854,033

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 386,250

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