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)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,384,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,384,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 1,067,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,384,600

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13110 records found.