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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 475,167

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 475,167

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 243,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Page SUM 164,108

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13110 records found.