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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,497,329

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,497,329

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Menlo Park Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,134,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,497,329

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13280 records found.