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)
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 200
Friends of the Australian Koala Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
American Birding Association Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Kitsap Humane Society N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Brittany Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 170,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 200
Friends of the Australian Koala Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Brittany Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 170,850

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Kitsap Humane Society WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 867,123

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 200
Friends of the Australian Koala Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Kitsap Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Brittany Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 170,850

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14797 records found.