Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 166,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 158,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM -43,110

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 158,600

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13110 records found.