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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,471,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,471,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Page SUM 12,695,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,471,250

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13110 records found.