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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin 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
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society 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 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -166,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
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
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 437,350

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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 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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 Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,395,637

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,676,468

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13110 records found.