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)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,921,935

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,921,935

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,295,444

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,921,935

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13110 records found.