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)
Women in Film N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,918,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women in Film N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,918,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,242,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women in Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,918,150

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13280 records found.