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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 868,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 868,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 857,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 868,350

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13110 records found.