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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
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
Page SUM 437,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
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
Page SUM 437,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -23,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,148,400

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13110 records found.