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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 105,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 105,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 928,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 105,650

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13110 records found.