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)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 386,520

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
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
Page SUM 255,675

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13280 records found.