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 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 229,830
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
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 900
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 298,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Coast Discovery Center N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Encompass Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 722,391

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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 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
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
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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 46,110

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
ACTAsia England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
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
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Petco Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Animal Nepal Nepal Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 271,700
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,365,850

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14797 records found.