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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,403,921

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,403,921

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 1,179,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,403,921

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13110 records found.