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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Storycatchers Theatre N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Storycatchers Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Storycatchers Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.