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)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 976,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 976,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
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
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,438,834

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 976,100

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13110 records found.