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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 609,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 609,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 277,153

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 1,145,095

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13110 records found.