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, 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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,344,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 158,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 116,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 158,050

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13110 records found.