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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 42,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 577,822

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