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, 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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 149,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Care and Share Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 77,250

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 126,495

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