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, and corporate 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)
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,647,424

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,647,424

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center 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
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT 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
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,212,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chapter 510 Ink United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,647,424

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13280 records found.