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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,186,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,186,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Page SUM 1,320,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bowerasa A.C Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,186,700

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13280 records found.