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)
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,718,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,718,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 208,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,718,850

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13110 records found.