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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,452,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,452,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 727,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,430,440

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13110 records found.