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, 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,245,250

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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 200
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,245,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,053,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,245,250

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13110 records found.