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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,163,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,163,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 573,703

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 894,411

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13110 records found.