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)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 540,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 540,562

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA 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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 868,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 540,562

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13110 records found.