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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,853,371

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 761,494

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 300,452

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 761,494

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13110 records found.