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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,028,775

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 84,710

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,032,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,125,950

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13110 records found.