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)
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 772,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 772,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 444,600

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