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, and corporate 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)
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,958,326

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,958,326

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 472,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
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
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,958,326

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13110 records found.