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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,179,050

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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 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,179,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 327,470

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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
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bowerasa A.C Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,179,050

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13280 records found.