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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,001,034

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