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)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,087,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,087,781

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Performing Arts Workshop Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Objectivist Center Ltd. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 231,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,087,781

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13280 records found.