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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 532,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Page SUM 933,010

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,604,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 532,610

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13110 records found.