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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 1,466,510

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 1,466,510

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education 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
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM -88,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 1,466,510

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13280 records found.