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)
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 1,583,022

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 1,583,022

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Black Organizing Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 168,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Arts Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Page SUM 1,583,022

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13280 records found.