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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 206,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 206,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,908,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 206,450

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13280 records found.