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)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Build Care Inspire Corp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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13280 records found.