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)
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,259,715

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 905,083

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 307,354

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 905,083

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13280 records found.