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)
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 21,976,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 21,976,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 720,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 21,976,600

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13280 records found.