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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,148,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,473,171

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13110 records found.