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)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 604,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 604,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,325,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 604,250

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13110 records found.