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)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 163,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 163,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 230,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 238,391

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13110 records found.