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)
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,074,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,074,840

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 501,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,074,840

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13110 records found.