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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 722,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 722,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 944,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 722,050

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13110 records found.