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)
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,803,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,803,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,955,342

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion De Culebra Inc Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,803,600

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13280 records found.