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, 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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 200
Page SUM 272,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 272,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 654,591

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 737,331

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13110 records found.