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)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 225,883

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 149,354

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 225,883

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13280 records found.