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 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco 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
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 319,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 319,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp WY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 304,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 757,825

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13110 records found.