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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
iSing Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Artescape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 534,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,363,140

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 190,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 534,525

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13280 records found.