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)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,243,393

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,318,393

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 256,800

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,218,593

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13110 records found.