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, 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 726,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 41,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 669,550

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13110 records found.