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)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 213,597

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 213,597

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,643,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 213,597

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13110 records found.