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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 95,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 456,200

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13280 records found.