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)
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 300,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 265,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 510,847

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 271,850

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13110 records found.