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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Page SUM 60,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 85,525

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 174,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Jose Choral Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 69,025

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13280 records found.