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)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 406,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 406,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -44,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 406,300

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13110 records found.