Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 519,445

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 519,445

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,805,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 519,445

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13110 records found.