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)
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 540,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,755,310

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA 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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Page SUM 1,058,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,755,310

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13110 records found.