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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Page SUM 1,326,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Page SUM 1,326,484

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 108,244

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Page SUM 1,326,484

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13110 records found.