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)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eaa Aviation Foundation Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Explora Science Center & Childrens Museum of Albuquerque N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 216,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eaa Aviation Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Explora Science Center & Childrens Museum of Albuquerque N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 216,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 577,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Community Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eaa Aviation Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Explora Science Center & Childrens Museum of Albuquerque United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 216,850

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13280 records found.