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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 22,615,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 22,615,650

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -77,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 22,615,650

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13280 records found.