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)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
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
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,626,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
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
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,626,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,817,300

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