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, 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
International Bird Rescue Solano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Good Dog Rescue N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
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 Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alianima N/A International Organization Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 130,000
Page SUM 476,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Good Dog Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 334,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
High Plateau Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,800
Page SUM 49,423

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Good Dog Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alianima Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 130,000
Page SUM 476,500

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14797 records found.