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)
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
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 1,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 278,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gulu Giyoh N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 278,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,081,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gulu Giyoh Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 278,775

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13280 records found.