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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,105,850

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,585,694

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