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)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 6,774,026

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 6,774,026

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,433,412

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 6,774,026

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13110 records found.