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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 393,650

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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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 393,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 241,097

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 187,690

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13110 records found.