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)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,758,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,758,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,867,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Build Care Inspire Corp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,758,090

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13280 records found.