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)
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
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
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Page SUM 896,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
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 524,871
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 915,991

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,150,620

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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 524,871
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 915,991

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13110 records found.