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 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 585,024

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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 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 585,024

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,003,950

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13110 records found.