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)
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
International Bird Rescue Solano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A International Organization India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
All Creatures Great and Small N/A International Organization India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 222,500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 402,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Encompass Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Page SUM 458,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Citizens for Animals IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 890,981

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Brittany Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Encompass Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 343,800

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14797 records found.