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)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,479,924

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,479,924

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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 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,067,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,479,924

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13110 records found.