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, 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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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 200
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
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm 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 4,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 59,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 59,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,304,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 628,352

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13110 records found.