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)
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 588,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 588,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 36,840

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 588,200

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13110 records found.