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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 894,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 894,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 482,004

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Allied Media Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 894,200

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13280 records found.