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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc 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 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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 8,600
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 75,000
Page SUM 109,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 109,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp WY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Page SUM 284,764

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 723,708

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13110 records found.