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)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 107,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Page SUM 233,650

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13110 records found.