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)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute DC 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 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill 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
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,073,650

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