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)
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 63,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,000

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13110 records found.