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)
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,089,685

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,089,685

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 478,304

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,089,685

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13280 records found.