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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue 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 500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,694,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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 2,694,375

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 673,307

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,694,375

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13110 records found.