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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc 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 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,336,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,336,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,406,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,631,638

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13110 records found.