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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Cultural Center Asha N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 344,046

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Cultural Center Asha Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 294,651

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13280 records found.