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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 151,150

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 69,500

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
A Toda Voz, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 151,150

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13280 records found.