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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,943,417

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,942,457

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,197,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,942,457

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13110 records found.