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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,309,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,309,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 72,550

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