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)
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,321,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,321,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -80,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,321,800

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13280 records found.