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)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
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
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
Page SUM 1,601,595

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
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
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
Page SUM 1,601,595

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
Page SUM 6,795,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
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
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,601,595

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13110 records found.