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)
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,554,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,554,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 513,847

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,554,450

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13110 records found.