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)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 799,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 799,000

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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 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 166,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 799,000

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13110 records found.