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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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 500
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,646

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Greater Washington Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 846,643

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13110 records found.