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 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
African American Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 728,240

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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 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
African American Community Services Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 728,240

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 268,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
African American Community Services Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 728,240

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13280 records found.