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)
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 279,683

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 659,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
All Stars Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 279,683

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13280 records found.