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)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 597,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 597,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 4,785,188

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Stars Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 597,650

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13280 records found.