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 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 341,000

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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 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 341,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 109,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 351,421

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13110 records found.