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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
We Animals Media N/A Ont Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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 300,000
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
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 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 957,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 957,900

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
ACTAsia for Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 267,200

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 957,900

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14797 records found.