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)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 723,837

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 723,837

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 339,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 723,837

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13280 records found.