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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,243,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,243,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,046,460

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,243,100

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13110 records found.