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)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Page SUM 388,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Page SUM 388,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Page SUM 159,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
Page SUM 388,650

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13280 records found.