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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Farm Animal Care N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
Animal Aid Unlimited N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Birding Association Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals N/A IL 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
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Farm Animal Care N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Aid Unlimited N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 306,450

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 207
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Outlook Inc DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 44,200
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 979,413

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Farm Animal Care United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Aid Unlimited United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Citizens for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 306,450

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14797 records found.