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, 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)
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 442,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 442,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,598,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 442,400

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13110 records found.