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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Corporate Advised 2020 500
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
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
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
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 200
Compassion in World Farming International N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
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 Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 764,346

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
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
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 200
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
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 Foundation Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 764,346

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego CA 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 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
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Wings of Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Jellys Place CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 139,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
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 200
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
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 Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 763,846

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14797 records found.