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)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 268,290

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 980,295

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 351,890

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13110 records found.