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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 47,500
Flux Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 5,649,452

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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 47,500
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 5,649,452

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 1,730,394

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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 47,500
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 5,649,452

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13280 records found.