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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 664,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 664,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,314,444

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 664,900

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13110 records found.