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)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Accion Latina San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Advaita Society Alameda 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)
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Accion Latina San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 406,150

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 383,520

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
POPS the Club United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Accion Latina United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 406,150

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13280 records found.