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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 991,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 811,839

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 137,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 811,839

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13110 records found.