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, and corporate 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,017,599

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,007,849

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,501,220

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,017,599

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13280 records found.