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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
WNET 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
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
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
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
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,704,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,704,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 636,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
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
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
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,704,200

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13280 records found.