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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 280,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 291,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 42,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 282,150

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13110 records found.