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)
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
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 159,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 159,612

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 430,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 159,612

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13110 records found.