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)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,011,988

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,011,988

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 284,720

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tata Education And Development Trust India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kyrgyz-Ate Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,011,988

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13280 records found.