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 250
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 483,924

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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 250
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 483,924

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 2,980,946

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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 250
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 483,924

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13280 records found.