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)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 190,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 190,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,563,790

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 190,700

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13110 records found.