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)
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2021 250
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,600
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 70,350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 7,700
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 131,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2021 250
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
SPCA of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,600
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 70,350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 7,700
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 131,500

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13005 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2021 250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 240,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 4,000
Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
Central Texas Animal Sanctuary TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Orange County SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 600
Perfect Paws Animal Advocates CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 317,250

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2021 250
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,600
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 70,350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 7,700
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 131,500

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13005 records found.