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)
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,767,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,767,699

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,742,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,767,699

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13110 records found.