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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 694,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 694,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,232,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 694,450

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13110 records found.