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)
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 1,580,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 1,580,182

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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 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,035,818

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Makoto Taiko United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 1,580,182

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13280 records found.