Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,124

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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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,124

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 111,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 216,950

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13110 records found.