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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 323,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 323,554

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,180,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Center for Asian American Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 323,554

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13280 records found.