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)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,053,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,053,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 91,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,053,100

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13110 records found.