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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Petco Foundation N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 141,600

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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 2020 50,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Petco Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 141,600

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. NY 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 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 150,650

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Petco Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 141,600

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14797 records found.