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)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 649,400

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 649,400

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 10,265,350

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 649,400

Pages

13110 records found.