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)
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 188,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WQED Multimedia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 188,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,782,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 188,250

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13280 records found.