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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 469,900

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,163,900

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