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 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)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A International Organization India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 370,300

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Wings of Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jellys Place CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 152,150

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
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
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 370,300

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14797 records found.