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)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
California Institute of the Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
California Institute of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 568,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -90,050

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
California Institute of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 568,700

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13280 records found.