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)
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,747,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,529,405

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 869,340

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,209,950

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