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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Institute of the Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara 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 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -88,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 955,979

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13280 records found.