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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 208,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 208,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Page SUM 3,842,932

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 208,950

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13110 records found.