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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 654,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 654,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 204,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 556,000

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13110 records found.