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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Envelop 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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 361,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 361,060

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 997,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,484,420

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13110 records found.