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)
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 250
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Artescape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
POPS the Club N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 495,624

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
iSing Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Artescape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 252,650

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,662,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
iSing Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 252,650

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13280 records found.