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)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 86,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
NalandaWay Foundation India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,050

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13110 records found.