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)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc 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 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 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 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 227,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 227,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Page SUM 204,500

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 617,170

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