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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 598,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 598,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 898,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 598,550

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13280 records found.