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)
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 1,513,624

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 279,510

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,073,190

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 279,510

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13110 records found.