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)
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
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 402,200

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 402,200

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 183,400

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 631,397

Pages

13110 records found.