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)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Flux Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,076,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,076,067

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 235,204

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Flux Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,076,067

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13280 records found.