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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc 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 35,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 48,550

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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 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 48,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 2,165,869

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 2,223,101

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13110 records found.