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)
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 367,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 367,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 102,241

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,334,020

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13110 records found.