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)
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,470,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,830,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 432,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
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
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,830,900

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13110 records found.