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)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 510,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 510,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 593,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 510,474

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13110 records found.