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)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,234,662

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,234,662

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 196,024

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,234,662

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13280 records found.