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)
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 5,651,694

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,900

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13280 records found.