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)
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,870,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,870,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 973,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,149,425

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13110 records found.