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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Page SUM 1,129,572

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,536,922

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,972,320

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,172,000

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13280 records found.