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)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Opera America, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 782,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Opera America, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 782,650

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 314,946

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Opera America, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Watsonville Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 782,650

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13280 records found.