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 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo 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 Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,583,100

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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 500
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,583,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,276,250

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,583,100

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13110 records found.