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)
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 916,196

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 415,604

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kyrgyz-Ate Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Opera America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 916,196

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13280 records found.