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)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM 5,972,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM 5,972,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,775,870

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Page SUM 737,193

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13110 records found.