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)
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
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
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,506,618

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 104,390

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13280 records found.