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)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,406,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,406,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 216,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,406,500

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13110 records found.