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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 949,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 949,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 454,327

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 949,650

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13280 records found.