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)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,208,607

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,208,607

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 11,595,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,208,607

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13110 records found.