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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,870

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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 -233,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,870

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 142,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,870

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13110 records found.