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)
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
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cherry Creek Arts Festival N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cherry Creek Arts Festival N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 123,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 344,770

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cherry Creek Arts Festival United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 123,450

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13280 records found.