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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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 500
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 293,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,540,997

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