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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 146,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 146,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,442,494

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,636,591

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13110 records found.