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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 817,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 817,425

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chapter 510 Ink CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 304,175

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 817,425

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13280 records found.