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)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 761,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 761,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,623,496

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Almaden Valley Woman's Club United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 220,750

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13280 records found.