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)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,636

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,636

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 266,141

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,636

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13110 records found.