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)
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 739,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 739,665

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,741,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 739,665

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13110 records found.