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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 671,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 671,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Page SUM 7,743,065

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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
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,014,750

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13110 records found.