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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 54,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 54,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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 7,394,052

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,841,353

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13110 records found.