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 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 113,950

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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 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 113,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,253,620

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13110 records found.