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)
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 463,981

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 463,981

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,122,144

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 463,981

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13110 records found.