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, 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art Production Fund, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc MO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
On Being Project MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 135,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 76,054

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13280 records found.