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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,975,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,975,250

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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 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,074,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,975,250

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13110 records found.