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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 428,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 428,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 344,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo Park Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 428,000

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13280 records found.