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)
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 652,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 652,450

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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 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 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 8,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 174,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 652,450

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13110 records found.