Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,655,821

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,655,821

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,779,191

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,655,821

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13110 records found.