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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,302,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Center for the Book San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,170,924

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 273,854

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
All Stars Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,302,500

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13280 records found.