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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,954,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,954,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 940,974

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,954,950

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13280 records found.