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)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
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 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,097,017

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
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 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,097,017

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -77,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
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 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
California Shakespeare Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,097,017

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13280 records found.