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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Good Dog Rescue N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 141,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,500
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Brittany Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
High Plateau Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 52,613

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Living Coast Discovery Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Orange County SPCA CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 304,073

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Idaho Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Aid Unlimited United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
All Creatures Great and Small India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 222,500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jellys Place United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 2,456,640

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14797 records found.