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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,088,805

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,088,805

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 10,711,491

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education 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
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,088,805

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13110 records found.