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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 968,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 968,610

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 180,741

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