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.

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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,089,190

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,349,650

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