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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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 250
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 412,900

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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 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 412,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,796,718

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 894,369

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13110 records found.