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 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Animal Net Inc N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A International Organization India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 790,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Animal Net Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kitsap Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Page SUM 781,060

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Live Love Animal Services Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 335,225

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Fair-fish International Association Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
American Brittany Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Five Acres Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 759,471

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14797 records found.