Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Page SUM 2,033,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Page SUM 2,033,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,128,470

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Page SUM 2,033,000

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13280 records found.