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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,370,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Page SUM 1,490,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 308,910

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Page SUM 1,490,250

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13110 records found.