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)
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Childrens Theatre Company N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,247,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,247,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 6,007,448

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Azizi Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Silicon Andhra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,247,500

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13280 records found.