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)
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
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
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
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 283,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
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 900
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 283,750

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Pug Rescue of Northern California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
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
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
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
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 842,163

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
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 900
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 283,750

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14797 records found.