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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,875

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 2,481,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 439,950

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13110 records found.