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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 459,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 134,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 459,750

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13280 records found.