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)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 428,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 428,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,262,050

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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 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 855,824

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13110 records found.