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)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 5,365,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,148,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 713,700

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 5,365,050

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13110 records found.