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)
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,367,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,367,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 429,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,367,300

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13110 records found.