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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 695,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 695,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Friendship CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,210,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 598,737

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13110 records found.