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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 336,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,079,700

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