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)
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 790,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 790,665

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 11,905,853

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 790,665

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13110 records found.