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)
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Page SUM 299,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 222,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Page SUM 299,400

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13280 records found.