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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 655,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 655,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM -103,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 271,250

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13110 records found.