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, and corporate 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 192,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 192,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 447,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,180,450

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13110 records found.