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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 557,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 557,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 5,038,718

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 557,700

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13280 records found.