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)
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 210,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 870,312

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 870,312

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,209,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 870,312

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13110 records found.