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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 411,650

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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 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 411,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 154,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 680,383

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13110 records found.