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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium 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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,344,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,344,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 812,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,300,921

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13110 records found.