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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 322,695

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Page SUM 1,124,010

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 322,695

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13110 records found.