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)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 490,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 490,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 136,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 490,700

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13110 records found.