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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,257,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,257,540

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 527,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,257,540

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13110 records found.