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)
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,418,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,421,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 14,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 456,800

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13110 records found.