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 500
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 625,950

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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 500
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 625,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 855,140

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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 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 625,950

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13110 records found.