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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 750,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 750,300

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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 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 63,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 750,300

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13110 records found.