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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 415,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 415,400

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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 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 549,394

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
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
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 2,083,061

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13110 records found.