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, 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)
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Encompass Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A International Organization Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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 500
Pug Rescue of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Birding Association Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Page SUM 592,041

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pug Rescue of Northern California Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Page SUM 592,041

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Caspers Legacy CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 229,830
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 816,930

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Encompass Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pug Rescue of Northern California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Page SUM 592,041

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14797 records found.