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 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 601,540

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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 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 601,540

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 252,320

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Storycatchers Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 565,576

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