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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 6,513,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 6,513,315

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 908,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Bronx Documentary Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 6,513,315

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13280 records found.