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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,330,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,330,675

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 298,470

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,330,675

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13280 records found.