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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 43,737,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 160,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 11,814,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 160,350

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13110 records found.