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 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)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,220,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,220,279

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 901,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,220,279

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13110 records found.