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)
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
On Being Project N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,838,282

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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 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 938,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 983,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,678,582

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13280 records found.