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)
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,263,390

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,263,390

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,264,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,263,390

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13110 records found.