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, 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)
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A NSW Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian National University N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Griffith University N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Monash University N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
The Smith Family N/A International Organization Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The University of Queensland N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
AID/WATCH Inc. N/A NSW Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Greening Australia N/A International Organization Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A International Organization Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. N/A International Organization Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Barayamal Limited N/A VIC Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation N/A NSW Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A NSW Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A NSW Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Fitted for Work Limited N/A International Organization Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Monterey Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 1,309,821

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pug Rescue of Northern California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Wings of Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 207
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 63,457

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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20 records found.