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)
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 447,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 447,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 363,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 447,100

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13110 records found.