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)
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Living Coast Discovery Center N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A International Organization Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
American Birding Association Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
American Brittany Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 686,891

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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
Living Coast Discovery Center N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
American Brittany Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 686,891

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sonoma Community Animal Response Team CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter MO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Good Dog Rescue CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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
Page SUM 1,479,830

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Living Coast Discovery Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
American Brittany Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 686,891

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14797 records found.