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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 822,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 822,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,625,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 822,950

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13280 records found.