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)
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 981,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 981,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 124,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 981,200

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13110 records found.