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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 721,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 721,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 159,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Collings Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 721,650

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13280 records found.