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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 736,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
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
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 375,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 46,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
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
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Roman's PFR Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 375,950

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13280 records found.