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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,793,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,793,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 43,910

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,793,950

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13110 records found.