Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 112,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 112,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,209,670

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 112,210

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13110 records found.