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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 17,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 17,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 777,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,280,821

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13110 records found.