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)
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
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
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,631,967

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,631,967

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 301,644

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,224,120

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13110 records found.