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)
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 248,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 248,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 170,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 248,800

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13110 records found.