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)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,963,742

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,963,742

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 185,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,963,742

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13110 records found.