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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 661,337

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 661,337

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 59,270

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 661,337

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13280 records found.