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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WACO Theater Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 685,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Artescape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 159,150

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 255,768

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WACO Theater Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,634,700

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13280 records found.