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)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 819,190

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 819,190

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -85,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 819,190

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13280 records found.