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)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 48,800
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A MT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 48,800
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 48,800
Exploring the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Broadwater County Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 325,165

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13280 records found.