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, and corporate 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)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
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
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
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
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A 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
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
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Make-Believe Association IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,335,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. 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
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
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 338,650

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13280 records found.