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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, 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 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 7,584,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,365,783

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 465,040

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,365,783

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13110 records found.