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, and corporate 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)
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 410,622

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 464,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,898,848

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Allied Media Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 247,450

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13280 records found.