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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 574,293

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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 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 574,293

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,094,134

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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 70,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
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
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 574,293

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13110 records found.