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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc N/A RI United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Accion Latina San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,097,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Accion Latina San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,097,025

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 2,541,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Accion Latina United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,097,025

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13280 records found.