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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 597,670

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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 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 47,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,290,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Page SUM 631,370

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13110 records found.