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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Encompass Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ACTAsia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Stray Rescue of St. Louis N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Pug Rescue of Northern California Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 586,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Good Dog Rescue CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 229,830
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 761,580

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