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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 888,558

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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 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 888,558

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Portland Players, Inc. ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 737,954

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 888,558

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13280 records found.