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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,098,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,700

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13110 records found.