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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 138,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 43,200

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