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)
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 957,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 957,916

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chapter 510 Ink CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 227,875

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 957,916

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13280 records found.