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, 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
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
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Living Coast Discovery Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Orange County SPCA CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Page SUM 404,673

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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 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 236,300

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14797 records found.