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)
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 186,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 186,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 168,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 186,500

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13280 records found.