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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 673,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 673,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,120,647

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 912,893

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13110 records found.