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 2019 15,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 696,504

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Page SUM 485,454

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,423,950

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 521,200

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13280 records found.