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)
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 500,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 500,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 5,814,698

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 500,000

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13280 records found.