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)
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,049

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,049

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 265,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,049

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13110 records found.