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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 1,510,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,017,017

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,089,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,576,345

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13110 records found.