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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 545,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 545,408

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Asian American Journalists Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 481,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 545,408

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13280 records found.