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)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Smithsonian Institute N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 761,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 761,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,007,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Cancer America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 761,700

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13280 records found.