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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 389,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 389,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,192,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 664,220

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13110 records found.