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)
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 60,442,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 60,442,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 168,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peace Building Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 60,442,650

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13280 records found.