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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 384,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 83,350

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 384,750

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13280 records found.