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)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc 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 12,500
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,122,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,122,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
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
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 967,240

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,480,770

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13110 records found.