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)
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,186,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 891,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 789,534

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 891,700

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13110 records found.