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)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,111,970

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,111,970

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,062,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,111,970

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13280 records found.