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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 474,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,482,950

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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 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 125,886

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13110 records found.