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)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 282,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 282,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project 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 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
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 5,371,644

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 282,050

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13280 records found.