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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 755,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 755,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,271,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 755,100

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13110 records found.