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)
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,555,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,555,300

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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
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,189,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,555,300

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13110 records found.