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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 630,220

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 329,750

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