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)
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,731,222

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,132,222

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 216,083

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,132,222

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13280 records found.