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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 252,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 252,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 257,240

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,647,195

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13110 records found.