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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 351,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 351,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 2,291,762

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,160,897

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13110 records found.