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)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 251,615

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 251,615

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 428,020

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 251,615

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13280 records found.