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)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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 200
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 382,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA 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
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,702,800

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 382,550

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13110 records found.