Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda 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 10,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 592,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 592,724

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA 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
Nine Lives Foundation CA 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 663,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 288,600

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13110 records found.