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)
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 347,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 347,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,260,468

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 347,900

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13280 records found.