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)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,121,980

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,600

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13110 records found.