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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 558,165

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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 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 525,665

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 353,840

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 607,665

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13110 records found.