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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Page SUM 203,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Page SUM 203,010

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,367,617

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,100,792

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13110 records found.