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)
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 341,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 341,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 1,804,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bowerasa A.C Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 341,600

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13280 records found.