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)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,951,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,951,240

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 565,704

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,951,240

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13280 records found.