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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 933,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 933,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 998,534

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 799,621

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13110 records found.