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)
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 452,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 843,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 452,350

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13280 records found.