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)
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 513,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 513,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian American Journalists Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
On Being Project MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 249,574

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 513,950

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13280 records found.