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)
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bishop Museum N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 836,600

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bishop Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 836,600

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
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 300
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
Page SUM 214,496

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bishop Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 836,600

Pages

13280 records found.