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)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 686,307

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 686,307

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,107,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 285,301

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13110 records found.