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)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc N/A RI United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smithsonian Institute N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 222,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 222,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 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
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 466,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 222,800

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13280 records found.