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)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 126,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 126,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
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
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 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 799,840

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,137,400

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