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)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 72,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 72,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 246,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 72,550

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13110 records found.