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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc 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 475,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 991,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 240,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 807,584

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 240,600

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13110 records found.