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)
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 7,326,715

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Univision Communications Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 7,326,715

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 160,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 7,326,715

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13280 records found.