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)
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 511,540

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 430,470

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kennedy Performing Arts Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 511,540

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13280 records found.