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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,278,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,278,324

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,303,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Page SUM 12,429,297

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13110 records found.