Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,196,445

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,196,445

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 374,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,196,445

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13110 records found.