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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Page SUM 22,493,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 21,710,010

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 840,746

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 22,485,010

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13280 records found.