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)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 588,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 588,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 211,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dance Downtown La Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 588,200

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13280 records found.