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)
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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13280 records found.