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, 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)
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 78,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 475,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,191,551

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 78,250

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13110 records found.