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)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,848,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,848,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 10,361,753

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,848,700

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13110 records found.