Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,870,961

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 418,657

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