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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 10,784,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,046,350

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13110 records found.