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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 94,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 94,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,051,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bodhi Tree Concerts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 94,950

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13280 records found.