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)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,438,908

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,496,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,458,900

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 383,737

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13110 records found.