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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 648,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 648,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,406,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center of Museum Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,201,800

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13280 records found.