Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intermusic Sf 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
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 380,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 342,774

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,376,853

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,203,595

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13110 records found.