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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 491,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 491,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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 Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,699,470

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,453,745

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13110 records found.