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)
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,357,101

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,055,000

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