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)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Artescape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 501,517

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Artescape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 501,517

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 151,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Deep Vellum Publishing United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 501,517

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13280 records found.