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 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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 410,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 410,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,664,094

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,197,358

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13110 records found.