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)
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 200,423

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 200,423

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 210,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 200,423

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13280 records found.