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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 44,097,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 44,097,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 272,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Page SUM 44,097,050

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13110 records found.