Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin 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 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need 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 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 565,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin 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 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 565,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 5,205,289

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,669,652

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13110 records found.