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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 679,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 679,217

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,077,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 679,217

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13110 records found.