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)
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 206,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 206,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 57,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 206,250

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13110 records found.