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, and corporate 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)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 627,865

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 627,865

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 866,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 627,865

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13280 records found.