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, and corporate 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 250
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 865,010

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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 250
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 865,010

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 819,096

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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 250
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 865,010

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13280 records found.