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)
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,115,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,115,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,904,406

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,115,950

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13110 records found.