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)
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
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
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 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 179,723

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 179,723

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 4,814,998

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 179,723

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13280 records found.