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)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 43,826,783

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 43,826,783

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 203,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 43,826,783

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13110 records found.