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)
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 457,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 457,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 295,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 457,000

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13110 records found.