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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 336,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 158,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 953,397

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 411,697

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13110 records found.