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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 2,629,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 2,629,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Performing Arts Workshop Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
We Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Art and Film Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,346,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 2,629,450

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13280 records found.