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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Greater Farallones Association 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 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society 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 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 634,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 634,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 984,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 656,143

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13110 records found.