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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 293,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 334,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 293,450

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13110 records found.