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)
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 641,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 641,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,510,868

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
State Street Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 641,000

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13280 records found.