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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 301,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 301,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,002

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ABS CBN Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Big Table United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,962,018

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13110 records found.