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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 151,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 151,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,085,900

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