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)
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need 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 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 97,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 97,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 2,340,508

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 7,055,000

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13110 records found.