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)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 260,660

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13110 records found.