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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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 125,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa 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 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo 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
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 179,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa 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 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 179,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,246,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,023,729

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13110 records found.