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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,195,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,195,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 1,044,010

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,195,450

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13110 records found.