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)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A MT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 283,577

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 283,577

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,735,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 283,577

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13280 records found.