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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 628,557

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 628,557

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wholesome Wave Inc CT Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 192,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 716,329

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13110 records found.