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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
State Street Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
State Street Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 526,127

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13280 records found.