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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
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 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,171,826

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,171,826

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
First Civilizations Inc MO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Art Production Fund, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 295,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,171,826

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13280 records found.