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)
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,357,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,357,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,441,663

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,239,393

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13110 records found.