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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 37,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 286,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 995,464

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,902,000

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13110 records found.