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)
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 1,038,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 1,038,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 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
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
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
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,284,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 1,038,300

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13280 records found.