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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,289,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,289,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,690,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 975,617

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13110 records found.