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)
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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)
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 367,720

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 388,025

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13280 records found.