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)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bluesphere Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 219,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bluesphere Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 219,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 445,070

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
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
Center for Asian American Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 504,925

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13280 records found.