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)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Woke Inc. N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,476,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Woke Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,476,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 168,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,476,400

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13280 records found.