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)
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
On Being Project N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smithsonian Institute N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 330,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
On Being Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 330,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 509,804

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Build Care Inspire Corp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
On Being Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 330,950

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13280 records found.