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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,743,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 234,741

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