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 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
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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 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 55,465,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -89,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 55,465,200

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13280 records found.