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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 41,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 41,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea HI Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 169,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Page SUM 594,629

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13110 records found.