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)
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 197,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
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 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 373,220

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Production Fund, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Library Study Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 197,250

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13280 records found.