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)
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Page SUM 254,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Page SUM 254,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 49,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Page SUM 254,900

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13280 records found.