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)
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 228,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 86,238

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exploring the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gulu Giyoh Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Kodava Koota United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 228,550

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13280 records found.