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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 561,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 561,699

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY 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
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
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 65,640

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 282,300

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13110 records found.