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)
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,300,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,300,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 49,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,300,250

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13280 records found.