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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,317,671

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,317,671

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 233,400

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