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)
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 1,068,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 1,068,545

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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
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,242,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 1,068,545

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13110 records found.