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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 264,591

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 264,591

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 24,016,965

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 264,591

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13110 records found.