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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 131,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 131,000

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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 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
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,027,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
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
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Page SUM 334,800

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13110 records found.