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)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 496,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 496,565

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 460,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 496,565

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13280 records found.