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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 768,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 768,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 59,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 768,625

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13110 records found.