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)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 327,404

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Page SUM 218,250

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13280 records found.