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)
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
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
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 410,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
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
Page SUM 772,650

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Page SUM 458,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
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
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 410,400

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13280 records found.