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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,611,270

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,700

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13110 records found.