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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Page SUM 128,607

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 62,440

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