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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 391,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 391,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 461,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 391,700

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13110 records found.