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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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 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 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 338,654

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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 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 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 527,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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 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 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 338,654

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13280 records found.