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)
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
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
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 5,280,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
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
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 5,280,010

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -90,774

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
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
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 5,280,010

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13280 records found.