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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A MT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 210,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 247,250

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 210,900

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13280 records found.