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)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Accion Latina San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 346,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Accion Latina San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 346,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 6,010,948

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Art and Film Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Accion Latina United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 346,800

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13280 records found.