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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,700,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,700,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 461,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,700,100

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13110 records found.