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)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Azizi Life N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Page SUM 22,136,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Azizi Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Page SUM 22,136,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 5,204,168

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Deep Vellum Publishing United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Azizi Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Page SUM 22,136,050

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13280 records found.