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)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 205,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 205,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 141,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Page SUM 1,625,240

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13110 records found.