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)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization 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 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 825,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 825,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 195,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 825,400

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13280 records found.