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)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 296,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 296,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 535,544

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 296,700

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13110 records found.