Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 837,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 837,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 39,534

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 35,850

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13110 records found.