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)
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 328,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 328,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc 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
Page SUM 853,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 328,000

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13110 records found.