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 of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On Being Project N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,921,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On Being Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,921,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Red Bull Theater, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Knock on Wood Tap Studio Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Performing Arts Workshop Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Free-Dem Foundations Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 243,844

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Page SUM 984,301

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13280 records found.