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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,326,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,203,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,812,150

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,203,350

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13280 records found.