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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa 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
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 8,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
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 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -63,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
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 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -63,550

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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
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,573,061

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,352,352

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13110 records found.