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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 285,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 170,327

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13280 records found.