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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 905,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 201,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 289,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,062,320

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13110 records found.