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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 323,537

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 872,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KCXU Incorporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center of Museum Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 145,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 323,537

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13280 records found.