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)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Page SUM 204,245

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 341,154

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13280 records found.