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)
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,799,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,799,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,296,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,799,100

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13110 records found.