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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,302,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
On the Move N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,302,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -61,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
On the Move United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,302,000

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13280 records found.