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)
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 1,783,407

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 1,783,407

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 244,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 1,783,407

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14797 records found.