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)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,721,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,721,150

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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 Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,698,064

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 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 of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 723,120

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13110 records found.