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)
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,438,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,438,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,671,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 1,438,700

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13110 records found.