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)
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,417,145

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,437,645

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,033,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,437,645

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13110 records found.