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)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 538,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Music Education Coalition Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 538,800

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 871,092

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Music Education Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 538,800

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13280 records found.