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)
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,593,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,593,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 10,081,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,593,900

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13110 records found.