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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,200,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,200,000

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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 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 797,784

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,200,000

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13110 records found.