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)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,661,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,745,824

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 300,920

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Literary Classics of The United States, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,745,824

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13280 records found.