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, and corporate 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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,262,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,262,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States DC 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
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 992,160

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,262,650

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13110 records found.