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)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,221,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,221,425

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 99,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,221,425

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13110 records found.