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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine 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 2,200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. 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 13,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 711,367

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
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
Page SUM 711,367

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 11,211,070

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 952,322

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13110 records found.