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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 285,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 285,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 349,790

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Page SUM 1,636,200

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