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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 439,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 439,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,542,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 439,650

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13280 records found.