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)
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 271,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 271,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,080,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,101,600

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13110 records found.